Go behind the scenes with Kew blogs
Keep up to date with what's happening at Kew, including updates from the teams working in the gardens, and our science and conservation teams working in the UK and around the world. Browse the latest posts below, or use the drop down list to visit your favourite blog for the latest news.
Find out what happened when the curators of four major collections of useful plants recently came together at Kew.
Richard and Steve travel far and wide to find the star plants for this year's Landscape at the British Museum.
Learn about the hardships faced by the unfortunate botanical collector Richard Oldham on his journey around Japan, and find out what led to the end of his contract with Kew.
Steve Ruddy visits the granite outcrops near Perth in Western Australia to draw inspiration for this year's Landscape at the British Museum.
Your photography can be wonderfully enhanced by exploring black and white techniques. We share some practical tips and tricks.
William Milliken explains how Kew’s science programme is helping to address the issues in this part of the world.
Steve Ruddy travels down under to research plants that will feature in Kew's Australia-themed landscape at the British Museum.
Kew conservationists are thrilled to have identified a rare shrub at several previously unknown sites on Virgin Gorda in the Caribbean.
Ever wondered what happens to your IGPOTY entries once you have pushed the button to send them to us? We offer some tips and tricks to help your photographs get through the early rounds of judging.
There's plenty for everyone in the spring issue of Kew magazine - including a round up of published plant science stories from around the world.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
23 May 2013
Research at the Millennium Seed Bank (RBG Kew) and the University of Reading has identified a new typology of seed development.
22 May 2013
Kew has contributed to a groundbreaking report on the state of wildlife in the UK in time for International Day of Biological Diversity. It reveals that 60% of species studied have declined over recent decades.
18 Apr 2012
A floral spectacular is in bloom in front of the Orangery at Kew Gardens to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games.
13 Mar 2012
Filmed over the course of a year at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kingdom of Plants 3D provides a fascinating new look at plant life using stunning 3D time-lapse filming techniques. Own your personal copy today following the DVD and Blu-ray release.
Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows: Hello Peggy! It's always nice to hear from the descendents of people who played an important part i ... by: Helen Hartley
Observations on a strange vegetable - the snake gourd: My Dad has grown gourds and pumpkin giants for over 30 years. He has the actual gourds in his house ... by: Ing
Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows: I am a direct descendant of Sir Daniel Morris. My paternal grandmother was Ruth Morris, one of three ... by: Peggy Farrington